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Captain, 11th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

Died of wounds 2nd May 1917, age 23.

Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, France.

Student of dentistry.


 

Edward was born in 10th February 1894 at Sevenoaks to Reverend John Edward, a wesleyan minister, and Lois Gray. Educated at Kingswood School, Bath he came to Manchester University in 1911 to study dentistry.

Edward joined the Officer Training Corps in October 1912 and left two years later when he obtained a commission. He served in Gallipoli from late September to December 1915 and then Egypt. In July 1916 he transferred to France and was wounded in the thigh in August that year and was invalided home. He re-joined his regiment in November 1916 and was promoted to Lieutenant and again in December to Captain. He returned to France in February 1917 and died at Grevillers Casualty Clearing Station on 2nd May 1917 as a result of wounds received on 23rd April near Bullecourt. His headstone reads “They climbed the steep ascent of heaven through peril, toil and pain”. Effects worth £232 3s were left to his father.